Lucy Letby: Mom begged ‘please don’t let my baby die’

Lucy Letby holding up baby clothes, court artist sketch by Lucy Letby at Manchester Crown Court.

Lucy Letby, 32, is currently on trial for allegedly murdering seven babies and harming 10 others (Images: SWNS/PA)

A mother asked medics trying to resuscitate her son “not to let her baby die” after he was “injected with excess air” by Lucy Letby, a court heard.

Letby, 32, is accused of murdering seven babies and attempting to murder 10 others in the 12 months leading up to June 2016 while he worked in the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit.

Manchester Crown Court was informed on Monday of Letby’s first two alleged victims – twins who were just described as Child A and Child B.

Prosecutors say Letby injected an excess amount of air into Child A’s bloodstream before attempting to do the same to his sister the night after her birth.

The twins’ parents were watching TV in a side room when a nurse walked in and said, “You have to come quick.”

The mother, who was not named for legal reasons, said: “All I can remember is being wheeled into a room and it felt like there were hundreds of people standing over his bed trying to revive him.

“A nurse asked if I was religious and if I would like them to say a prayer.”

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Lucy Letby appearing in the dock at Manchester Crown Court where she is charged with the murder of seven babies and the attempted murder of a further 10.

Letby denies all of the crimes she is accused of (Image: PA)

Lucy Letby smiles.

Letby allegedly went on a year-long killing spree that ended in June 2016 (Picture: Facebook)

The babies’ grandma described how her mother was “sobbing uncontrollably” and begged, “Please don’t let him die, please don’t let him die.”

When the family were told the boy would suffer brain damage and other complications if he survived, his grandma told his parents, “You have to let him go.”

But his mother insisted, “No, go ahead.”

Child A’s father also said, “Something like, ‘We have to let him go, he’s gone.'”

Finally, the mother “just nodded her head” to indicate that the doctors could stop the chest compressions.

The parents told the court, “One of the things that upset me the most is that I never had the opportunity to hold my son while he was alive.”

Letby, originally from Hereford, denies any of the crimes she is charged with.

The process goes on.

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